New smart and secure IOT generation to the railroad sector

Railroad track points

IN THE EUROPEAN R&D SCOTT PROJECT, INDRA IS WORKING ON INNOVATING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION-BASED SOLUTIONS TO INTERCONNECT INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRAIN DEVICES WITH CONTROL CENTERS AND CLOUD PLATFORMS FOR THE STREAMLINED AND STRAIGHTFORWARD DEPLOYMENT OF NEW SERVICES.

Indra has started to develop and test new solutions designed to improve rail transport safety, efficiency, interoperability and service, as part of a new generation of smart, secure and reliable Internet of Things (IoT) systems.

In the European R&D SCOTT project, co-funded by the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda and the European Commission, Indra is working on innovating wireless communication-based solutions to interconnect infrastructure and train devices with control centers and cloud platforms for the streamlined and straightforward deployment of new services.

These solutions will improve security and interoperability in critical areas such as level crossings, increase infrastructure capacity, determine and manage train configurations, and guarantee the monitoring of cars and loads, among other advantages.

Indra is leading the industrial cases, as well as the railroad domain and the related use cases. The company also contributes its IoT secure processing hardware platform for rail transport InVITALRAIL, which can integrate all kinds of on-board devices, as well as those already deployed in the infrastructure. The aim is to develop V2X (vehicle-to-everything) wireless communications, move toward a secure smart platform that integrates the data provided by the different monitoring and control elements (such as sensors and actuators) and, based on these, develop multiple innovative applications to deploy new railroad services, reducing the need for investment and operating costs. This also enhances interoperability with other means of transport.

These new developments boost Indra’s leading position in smart mobility and secure IoT technologies for the railroad sector, scarcely explored until now due to the dependence on infrastructure based on cables and strict security requirements.